Teen Driver Blows Past Emergency Vehicles at Crash Scene, Gets Arrested for Being High

Ross girl failed to slow as firefighters were pulling out victims of crash near Bon Air center.

A Ross teen who cruised past a vehicle crash scene in at the much too quickly in the eyes of first responders was found to be driving under the influence of marijuana, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

The collision took place at about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and La Cuesta Drive, and it had resulted in the closing of one westbound lane of Drake. At about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, a CHP officer used his flashlight and yelled at the driver as a westbound SUV failed to slow down as it rolled past firefighters who were extricating someone from a crashed car, the CHP said.

The SUV passed the officers, entered the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and La Cuesta Drive on a red light and came to a stop in the middle of the intersection.

Officers approached the SUV and found a 16-year-old girl who showed signs of being under the influence of marijuana. Several glass smoking pipes and pop residue were found in the SUV, and the girl failed a field sobriety test.

The girl was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving in violation of teen provisional license restrictions and possession of smoking paraphernalia by a person under age 18. The SUV was towed away and she was released to a guardian.

The CHP did not provide more information about the collision at Drake and La Cuesta or the status of the people involved. Messages to the Larkspur Fire station in Greenbrae went unanswered Sunday morning.


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